Pipe Relining Melbourne
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Despite how robust they appear to be, pipes are not permanent. Over time they start to wear out, and even the most robust pipes will break under the tension of years of application and start leaking or, even worse, burst and flood a portion of your home.
Sometimes even brand-new pipes get broken due to external factors, such as tree roots slowly growing around the pipe or blocked drains, resulting in the pipe extending too constricted and ultimately bursting.
Either way, if your pipes decide to give out, you are granted two options to repair plumbing issues and drain problems such as damaged pipes. The first option requires you to get the pipes replaced entirely or, at the very least, the segment of the pipe that has been damaged.
The second option requires preparing for a process known as “pipe relining”. This process works similarly to the goals of pipe replacement with brand new pipes, which leads to your pipes working again.
Did you know that intensive pipe repairs are possible without digging up your whole yard?
Yes, you guessed it right- it’s pipe relining that we’re talking about. If you aren’t looking forward to destroying your garden or knocking down walls for a simple repair, pipe relining is the solution. We are your best service for tackling all pipe relining needs in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.
Follow on with us to learn how to drain relining in Melbourne works and why it may be the best and most affordable solution for you.
So, you may be wondering, is pipe relining an effective, long-term solution for drain repair in Melbourne? If you ask us — we’d say yes, it is! As we’ve already mentioned, installing newer pipes amidst the older ones ensures a long-lasting plumbing system. Relining pipes is a cost-effective alternative to repairing cracked old pipes. We use the latest technology to achieve perfect pipe relining solutions at an affordable price.Get a Quote
Even before we can walk you through the specifics of the pipe relining technology, it’s crucial to understand the process.
Drainpipe relining or CIPP (Cured-In-Place Pipelining) replaces existing pipelines with a “no-dig” method. It’s usually done by repairing pipes and drains inside using a special resin. With time, the resin hardens to form a robust and pipe-like structure inside the original pipe.
Our fully qualified drain repair Melbourne specialists work with a resin-saturated felt tube (generally made from polyester or fibreglass) inserted into the damaged pipe. The resin then hardens to create a new drain pipe that may be stronger than the previous one.
This no-dig, trenchless technology is becoming increasingly popular in Melbourne homes as a value-for-money and trouble-free solution. Let’s now take a look at the steps involved in the pipe relining process.
Step 1 — Like any other drain pipe repair, pipe relining also begins with the pipe inspection and examination. The pipes or drains are thoroughly checked to determine the extent of the damage. This step was traditionally performed with the help of CCTV cameras, but our plumbers today employ a FELL (Forced Electron Leak Location) device for the same.
Step 2 — Once the damaged pipes have been assessed, the next step is to eliminate any drain pipe blockages, typically two-fold. It begins with removing the significant blockages using robotic cutters. Then a high-pressure water jet is used to clean the pipelining for the resin to set.
Step 3 — In most cases, our pipe experts conduct a final check with our cameras to ensure that the pipe is spotless and ready for trenchless pipe relining. This is also the step where the length of the pipe wall is measured.
Step 4 — After the pipes have been measured, the next step is saturating them with epoxy resin (also known as curing). This means that the entire pipe is filled with the resin that would eventually become the lining for the new pipe. Generally, the saturation is initiated from an access point upstream. One thing to keep in mind here is that the curved sections or joints of the pipe (like sewer pipe) are challenging to deal with. Hence, the drainage service of pipe relining can become more time-consuming depending on the pipe or drain design.
Step 5 — The next step, post-curing, is perhaps the longest in the entire process. Although the resin can be left to dry manually, many specialists prefer hot water for accelerated drying. The resin-saturated pipes and drains are also exposed to UV radiation for achieving total hardness.
Step 6 — All the junctions and inspection pits are removed before checking the pipe for proper water flow. While robot cutters take care of the former, the latter can be eliminated using any surface-level cutter or grinders.
Step 7 — With this, your pipe repair process is complete! Most pipe relining services will conduct multiple checks to ensure that all the drains and pipes are working well, so don’t forget to keep an out eye for that.
One of the most significant advantages of drain relining Melbourne is that it doesn’t require the additional cost and hassle of digging up the adjoining areas. This is a primary reason we are flooded with calls requesting pipe relining specialists.
However, there are several other reasons why Melbourne residents are turning in favour of this no-dig pipe repair service for their blocked drain and their plumbing problems.
1. Less Landscaping Problems
If you have had a traditional pipe repair done before, you’d know that digging up the area for drain repairs can significantly disrupt the landscape. But with a pipe relining service at your disposal, you can do away with this issue.
Not only that but digging into the ground can also harm a lot of tree root intrusions that help bind the ground. You may need to remove some ground covering materials and put them back when the repair is complete.
However, the time and cost involved will only add to the trouble. Many clients prefer getting their sewer pipes and sewer lines repaired via drain relining to avoid these.
Likewise, any holes or trenches in the garden or street while repairing outdoor (stormwater) drains are extremely accident-prone excavation spots for people and pets. Drain relining causes minimal disturbance to the surface. On top of that, your house will remain mess-free with the pipes and drains becoming as good as new!
2. Easy To Repair
Compared to traditional digging, relining can be considered faster and easier. It offers seamless access to those hard-to-reach corners of any blocked drain or pipe. It strengthens the plumbing system at a fraction of the time required for installing pipes.
3. Value Addition
Having a durable plumbing system will invariably add to the resale value of your home. And with relining, you can do so with low labour and peripheral costs.
Blocked drains can be particularly challenging to maintain and repair. Plus, pipes come in all shapes and sizes, so their specifications vary.
Ultimately, pipe relining can be quite a complex process. Look no further than WP Plumbing to help you with Melbourne's professional and efficient pipe relining services. We have all that it takes to perform an excellent job at pipe relining. Get in touch with us at WP Plumbing.
We have years of experience providing drainage services to residents and business owners. That is why we are the preferred pipe relining specialists in the area.
You can’t always get the best results by working with any local plumber. We ensure that your pipe and drain relining process goes as smoothly as possible when you hire us. Our experts have years of experience on the job and are well-versed with the nitty-gritty of the task.
Just visit our contact page, leave a message or email us. You can even call us on our dedicated phone line in an emergency. Rest assured that a representative will be there to answer any queries you might have.
Don’t delay! Call us today and get the job done.
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